The workshop will use a game developed at Keysight to demonstrate the basic operations of material requirements planning in an environment of variable supply and demand. Teams will play the at their own “game board” and will compare results with other teams. The game will first be used to discuss the impact of forecast and the role of inventory safety stocks. Then the discussion will broaden to explore issues such as:
- What is the definition of a supply lead-time?
- What constraints are on the stated lead-time?
- What would it cost to insulate a node in the supply chain from the realities of demand variation?
- What influences how demand variation is passed from node to node?
- What should be considered when negotiating a supply agreement?
- Who factors determine demand variation? What aggravates it?
- A statistical model can predict the average and variation in inventory held. How can that model be used to meet business objectives?
- How does quality problems impact supply chain performance? Can that be built into the model?
- Who pays for supply variation?
Greg Kruger – Biography
Currently working for Keysight Technologies as a statistician and supply chain analyst at the Colorado Springs site with a career of 36 years and counting at Hewlett-Packard, Agilent Technologies and now Keysight. Career highlights include:
- Application of SPC to PC board assembly and test operations.
- Design and analysis of multi-variable experiments for both improved new product parameter design and manufacturing process design.
- Software reliability growth modeling for new product development.
Delivered numerous courses in Lean Six Sigma and the Design of Experiments at HP, Agilent and Keysight in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.
- Developed and applied statistical inventory management tools to improve supply chain performance for both manufacturing and post-sales repair organizations.
- Introduced design for supply chain to new product development thereby influencing new product design to optimize supply chain performance.
Received B.S. and M.S. degrees from Iowa State University in mathematics and statistics. Completed Six Sigma black belt certification from Motorola University and is a certified green belt instructor. Published in the Hewlett-Packard Journal and Quality Progress.
April 7, 2018 – Saturday Workshop
9am to 3:30pm
Lunch Break 30 minutes mid-day
Cost = $99 Pay at the door.
Coffee, tea, and water will be included. Lunch is on your own, will be available in the cafeteria.
Conference Room 4
St. Francis Medical Center
6001 E. Woodmen Road
Colorado Springs , CO 80923